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C4 wheel bearings (1/9)
 12/8/16 10:54pm
PoloGreen93'
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Sooooo put my baby to bed for the winter. Was doing maintenance stuff Here's' one thing I found Not sure of tolerances on wheel bearings but I can wiggle both back tires ever so slightly 9 and 3 position and 12 and 6 position . Can't Hear and noises ' Have my brg's begun to fail or have they . Thanks for all replies
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Re: C4 wheel bearings (2/9)
 12/14/16 1:00pm
Van Wailin
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Yessir, IMHO I think they need replacement. I didn't notice one of mine was bad until I started feeling/hearing a grinding noise from that wheel. But yes, if you have any movement from the wheel like you are describing, I would definitely replace.
 
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Re: C4 wheel bearings (3/9)
 12/15/16 4:07pm
PoloGreen93'
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Thanks buddy I just threw it out there to see what I got there's always more than 1 opinion I plan on changing them both , so that I know what I have thanks again
Re: C4 wheel bearings (4/9)
 12/16/16 4:01am
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Now what one to use the ten thousand dollar question A/C Delco-Timkin-chensing?I have used all of them I think ?
the problem is if it fails under warranty (my Timkins did) how much of a pain in the A,, is it to replace  I happen to Live a hour from Summit in Ohio and they have never given me a hassel over something comming back Like autozone did But thats another story  


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Re: C4 wheel bearings (5/9)
 12/29/16 3:38pm
Van Wailin
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When I replaced mine, I was in a bind and got a Parts Master replacement. I don't plan on keeping my '89 forever and I don't autocross or race. It's my daily driver. I looked at the Summit ones and would go with those in the future. I'd just go with the best you can afford.
 
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Re: C4 wheel bearings (6/9)
 12/30/16 3:18pm
Jerseymike1952
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How hard is it to replace the rear wheel bearings? I'm new to the Corvette world, so it's all a big change for me.....an "old" Ford guy.
Re: C4 wheel bearings (7/9)
 1/11/17 2:42pm
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Thread only gives me a link to someone flogging expensive wheels!!!!!!!!
Re: C4 wheel bearings (8/9)
 1/25/17 12:10pm
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There are several videos on YouTube, just enter "c4 corvette rear wheel bearing replacement" as your search query.
Re: C4 wheel bearings (9/9)
 1/25/17 2:51pm
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Here's a pretty good thread on doing the rear hubs and u-joints: http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144562